Fleming’s Steakhouse Giftcard Giveaway

Thanksgiving dinner

I’ve been a fan of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for years. It used to be my parent’s favorite special occasion restaurant. I always get a smile on my face when my husband says, “Let’s go to Fleming’s for dinner.”

I have some exciting news! Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time ever with a four-course menu, including traditional favorites like a mixed herb roasted turkey breast and more (only $39.95 per person). They are also offering a special menu for the kids. Take a look at the menu:

Amuse-Bouche

SOPPRESSATA & BRIE CHEESE BITES with apple jalapeño cinnamon chutney, roasted nuts and truffled deviled egg

First Course

FLEMING’S SALAD or LOBSTER BISQUE

Main Course

MIXED HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH SAVORY TURKEY GRAVY

Sides

HOUSEMADE BRIOCHE STUFFING

FRESH CRANBERRY, ORANGE AND CINNAMON SAUCE

BUTTER-MASHED SWEET POTATOES

GREEN BEANS WITH BACON, ALMONDS AND ONION

Dessert: Choose between

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE chantilly cream and caramel glaze

or

CARROT CAKE three layers, with cream cheese frosting and dark-rum caramel drizzle

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Wait there’s more… On Thanksgiving weekend (Friday-Saturday), Fleming’s will also offer all wine on the Fleming’s 100 wine list at $10 per glass. How awesome is that?

Thanksgiving Place Setting

With lots of turkey leftovers on-hand, Executive Chef Russell Skall with Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has shared his recipe for Turkey Fried Rice, which take less than 30 minutes to prepare. In honor of Thanksgiving, I am hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a $100 dining card to enjoy at Fleming’s on Thanksgiving weekend. To enter, just a leave a comment telling us your favorite thing about Thanksgiving! One winner will be chosen on November 8th. Good luck! See below for Chef Russell’s recipe for Turkey Fried Rice. Happy early Thanksgiving 🙂

Bison Tenderloin with Cherry Port Glace

Bison Tenderloin with Cherry Port Reduction

Who is ready for Thanksgiving? I just returned from The Resort at Paws Up where everything is amazing. Food, wine, horseback riding, ATV rides, clay shooting, fly fishing, hiking, running, biking, spa and super wonderful people and customer service. I had a sample of what they’ll be serving up on their Thanksgiving menu so take a look. If you don’t have Thanksgiving plans yet, what are you waiting for?

House Made Bites

Hutterite Duck Prosciutto, Cured Olives, Pickled Hutterite Vegetables, Bitterroot Organic Cured Tomatoes, Tucker Farms Cheese, Amaranth, Quinoa Granola, New Zealand Spinach, 50 year Balsamic and Organic Olive Oil

Deluge Farms Pumpkin Bisque, Ginger Chantilly, Cinnamon Pemmican, Smoked Trout, Chives

Roasted Crabapple and Diver Scallop, Candied Yam Shoestrings, Beet Syrup, Beet Chips, Beet Caviar

Stone Crab, Preserved Lemon Butter, Picante Pepper Emulsion, Tobacco Onions

Waygu Carpaccio, Walnut and Fig Chutney, Flat Head Cherry Syrup, Shaved Truffle, House Made Cracker

Salads and Sides

Sweet Potato Pie, House Made Fluff, Vietnamese Cinnamon, Maple Bacon Brown Butter

House Made Cranberry Relish

Black Pepper Green Beans, Grandma Jones Recipe

Hutterite Bacon Smothered Brussels Sprouts

Whipped Potatoes, Butter, Cream, Salt and Pepper-That’s it

Candied Chestnut Dressing, Organic Wheat Montana Breads, Organic Vegetables, Locally Grown Sage, Hutterite Chicken Bone Broth

Caesar Salad, Garlic Parmesan Dressing, The Perfect Crouton, White Anchovies

Kale Salad, Swiss Chard, Dried Huckleberries, Cherries and Golden Raisins, Tucker Family Blue Cheese, Walnut and Honeycrisp Apple Vinaigrette

Stuffed Rainbow Trout

The Main Event

Hutterite Turkey Breast and Thighs, Pan Gravy with or with out Giblets

MT Natural Lamb Rack, Caramelized Shallot Lamb Glace

Bison Tenderloin, Flat Head Cherry Demi Glace

Lump Crab Stuffed Rainbow Trout, Tarragon Buerre Blanc

Sweet Endings

Mom’s Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Cheesecake and multiple seasonal selections that have been delivered to your home during the dinner hour.

The resort at Paws up

The Resort at Paws Up is Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort, offering first-class adventure on a grand scale. Discretely nestled in Greenough, Montana, amidst glacier-hewn mountains, Paws Up features the legendary Blackfoot River, expansive timberland and limitless prairies. From private homes and safari-style tents to attentive, anticipatory service, getting away to the wilds of Montana has never been so civilized. The Resort features a comprehensive, sophisticated culinary program and has been recognized as one of the leading experiential destinations in America. The Resort at Paws Up truly is The Last Best Place.

Since The Resort’s June 2005 inception, the property has received over 2,000 favorable reviews. In 2016, the Resort was voted the #1 Family Resort and the #2 Destination Resort in America in USA Today and the Best Small Family Resort and Best Glamping Resort in Sunset. For more information, please visit www.pawsup.com. The Resort at Paws Up is also on Facebook and Twitter (@Paws_Up).

Rosemary Citrus Turkey Rub for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, but some of my running friends were talking today about the best ways to prepare their Thanksgiving turkey. I mentioned to them, “Why not a turkey rub?” They all liked the idea of preparing a turkey rub. This Rosemary Citrus Rub is too easy for words. With only 5 ingredients, you can prepare a super easy fresh and healthy recipe for your holiday Thanksgiving turkey. I love the lemon zest, garlic and citrus combination on my turkey. I like to use this rub for chicken recipes and pork too. I am getting so exciting about Thanksgiving this year. Please leave a comment and tell me how yo make your Thanksgiving turkey. I’m always looking for new ideas.

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole: Lightened Up Thanksgiving Side Dish

My friend, Laura, from New York asked me the other day about my Thanksgiving menu. I told her that it’s pretty traditional including our Classic Sweet Potato Casserole. She asked if there were marshmallows on top, and I laughed because this recipe doesn’t need any marshmallows. My sister, Julie, makes this Classic Sweet Potato Casserole every year on Thanksgiving. Most every year, she has to make two just so we are sure to have leftovers. What I love about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time, and it freezes beautifully. Take it out the day before Thanksgiving and thaw it in the refrigerator. I photographed this recipe as it was thawing, and when I posted it on Facebook everyone commented how lovely it was. I spent some time lightening her recipe using just egg whites, low-fat condensed milk and reducing the sugar, and you can’t tell any flavor difference.  Trust me on this one-it’s divine. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and thank you for your continued support!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie: Thanksgiving Dessert

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! I wanted to share with you my newest favorite Thanksgiving dessert: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. It’s so easy to prepare with only 15 minutes of  hands-on time. Adding Oatmeal to this pie makes it a little bit healthier and gives the texture a twist. My three kids are in love with this dessert so I’ll be making several for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Feel free to use dark chocolate chips instead of semisweet if you wish. Trust me, you will love this Thanksgiving dessert! Happy holidays everyone!

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and I have already started to search for Thanksgiving recipes to create our family menu. Thanksgiving is definitely one of my and the kid’s favorite holidays, and I hope you’ll enjoy this lineup. Here are some of my top 10 Thanksgiving recipes, starting with this super easy recipe for Brussels Sprouts Tomato Salad via Ingredients, Inc. Happy November!

Roasted Stuffed Onions via Smitten Kitchen

Fig and Cranberry Compote via Real Simple

Paleo Idea: Mashed Cauliflower via Elanas Pantry

Wild Rice with Mushrooms via Southern Living

Mini Pumpkin Pies via Offbeat & Inspired

Sage and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin via Martha Stewart

Quiona with Cranberries, Almonds and Mint via Ingredients, Inc.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake via Cooking Light

Champagne Punch via Foodiecrush

 

Date-Pecan Bread with Greek Yogurt

This Date-Pecan Bread with Greek yogurt is my newest favorite healthy, quick bread recipe. I used whole wheat and all-purpose flour, flaxseed and nonfat Greek yogurt to create a flavorful, moist bread. My kids were skeptical at first, but shortly after they tried it, they were gladly helping themselves to seconds. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, an afternoon snack or holiday gift, this recipe is a cinch to prepare (no mixer needed). I bought my dates at Costco, but you can find them at any local grocery store. Dates are filled with so may health benefits. They’re full of fiber, Vitamin B, Vitamin, A, Vitamin C, Iron and potassium. They are an excellence source of energy and work wonders for the digestive system.

Happy Thanksgiving and Healthy Holiday Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have a wonderful holiday season! I have so many things to be thankful for, and I appreciate everyone’s continued support. I want to share a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday menu I developed for Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms. I had a blast working on this project, and all of the recipes are “lightened up,” so enjoy. Check out Autumn Quinoa Salad, Rosemary Garlic Citrus Rub, Pomegranate Cider, and Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole, just to name a few.

In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This weekend I have been in search of a great Pumpkin Pie recipe to make for Thanksgiving. You see, I’m getting off easy this year (yea!). I’ve hosted Thanksgiving at my house the past several years, but my sister and I swapped holidays this year (her request). I still have to make several things to bring to our family event of over 20 people. Since she assigned me the Pumpkin Pie, I have been searching for something new and different. The recipe (above) is a Pecan Streusel Topping from my friend Marge at A Sweet and Savory Sweet Life. It looks so fabulous, and it was one of the first ones I came across. Here are some others, including a “lightened up recipe from Cooking Light as well as vegan version. Enjoy!

Cheesecake Pumpkin Pecan Pie by Parsley Sage, Desserts and Line Drives

Pumpkin Pie Pops from Munchkin Munchies

 Pumpkin Pie Bites from Bakerella

 Vegan Pumpkin Pie from Vegetarian Times

Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie from Cooking Light

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

So, it’s Brussels Sprouts season, and I know people either love them or hate them. I happen to be a fan, and 2 out of 3 of my kids are too. This recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts is one of my new favorites which I’ll serve on Thanksgiving this year. I used a simple apple cider vinaigrette mixture to flavor the Brussels Sprouts and tossed them with sweet dried cranberries and crunchy walnuts. For another healthy and easy Brussels Sprout side dish option, see Brussels Sprouts-Tomato Salad, which is another tasty way to serve this healthy vegetable.

5 Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts:

1. Brussels Sprouts are high in Vitamin K which promotes healthy bones and brain function.

2. Brussels Spouts are high in fiber which helps in digestion, lowers cholesterol, prevents constipation, and aid in weight loss, making you feel fuller longer.

3. Brussels sprouts are high in antioxidants helping to fight against cancer.

4. Brussels sprouts are high in Vitamin C (1 cup contains over 161% of the recommended daily allowance) which helps boost the immune system and lower blood pressure.

5. Brussels Sprouts are high in iron and folate which helps maintain red blood cell count and prevents against diseases and birth defects.

FYI I will be on WMJJ 96.5 FM this morning talking about how to cook healthier during the holidays.